Date: October 29, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Aussie trio secure PGA Tour cards

Australians Cameron Percy, Scott Gardiner and Alistair Presnell have earned PGA Tour cards for next season after finishing in the top 25 money earners on the tour. Percy finished 19th in the season ending Tour championship on Sunday, but it was enough to see him end the season in 13th on money list with $256,238. Gardiner was two shots adrift of his countryman in 25th position in Texas and ended the year in 15th on the money list with $234,145. Presnell, meanwhile, languished in a tie for 55th at five-over and slipped down the money list standings, although he did enough to finish 23rd with $190,567. American Justin Bolli, meanwhile, also earned his PGA Tour card after claiming the season-ending Championship. Bolli carded a six-under 65 final round, including eight birdies, to finish on 16-under for the tournament, two-strokes ahead of compatriot James Hahn, who was already assured of graduating to the leading tour. The 36-year-old, who was 44th on the money list heading into the season-ending event, returns to the PGA Tour following his $180,000 payday at TPC Craig Ranch. Canadian Adam Hadwin (six-under) finished in a tie for third on 13-under alongside American Morgan Hoffman (seven-under), who surged up the money list and into 19th spot having started the week 31st. American Justin Hicks shot an even-par 71 as he ended the event fifth, four strokes back, while Russell Henley (three-under) and Cliff Kresge (three-under) closed the day out in a share for sixth on 11-under.